Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH) is moving. Some of you who live in South San Ramon may have seen the Moving Sale signs on the OSH at the Country Faire shopping center on Alcosta Blvd. and Bollinger Canyon Road. They don't know who might be taking over the building. It could be partitioned into smaller units too.
There are a lot of reduced prices to clear out inventory; so if you need any hardware items, this is a good time to stock up. I needed AA batteries, but the multipacks that were on-sale were sold out. I bought a regular 4 pack for $5. They still have 9 volt batteries in a multipack for around $5.
The store is moving to Crow Canyon Road not far from the Home Depot. They don't have a firm date for the move yet. I was told it might be in September or October. So all of our hardware shopping options will be in the northern part of town unless we want to go to Lowes or the OSH in Dublin.
I don't like the Dublin OSH. It's bigger than the one here that's moving, and the employees here are much nicer and more helpful than the ones I've encountered in Dublin. The San Ramon store is hiring new cashiers and shop assistants if anyone is looking for a job.
I just bought lunch at the Whole Foods. It was a small container of Shrimp Cocktail for $5 on special. These are really prawns, not shrimp. There were 18 deveined, medium sized prawns, nicely cooked with tail on, with a little container of cocktail sauce and a lemon wedge.
I'd give this Shrimp Cocktail four-and-a-half out of five stars. The lemon wedge wasn't too helpful, squirting more juice on my fingers than on the shrimp. I thought the amount of cocktail sauce would be too little for all of the shrimp, but half of it was left over after I finished.
Altogether this is a very good deal for lunch. You can eat lunch at the tables outside in front of the store. There isn't much ambiance, but it is very convenient.
The Whole Foods always has a nice selection of Hard Cider, which I prefer over beer. Cider is becoming more popular and more varieties can be found in stores now. Whole Foods has been at the forefront of making a wide variety of Cider available in their stores.